Mt. Raymond Mines

The Mt. Raymond Mines is a copper mine located in Madera county, California at an elevation of 8,501 feet.

About the MRDS Data:

All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.

Mine Info

Name: Mt. Raymond Mines  

State:  California

County:  Madera

Elevation: 8,501 Feet (2,591 Meters)

Commodity: Copper

Lat, Long: 37.5139, -119.55000

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Mt. Raymond Mines MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: Mt. Raymond Mines
Secondary: Star
Secondary: Bradford
Secondary: Biladeau
Secondary: Mt. Raymond Lead-Zinc Property
Secondary: Bradford and Smith


Primary: Copper
Tertiary: Silver
Tertiary: Lead
Tertiary: Zinc


State: California
County: Madera

Land Status

Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Prospect
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: N
Deposit Size: S


General Physiographic Area: Pacific Mountain System
Physiographic Province: Cascade-Sierra Mountains
Physiographic Section: Sierra Nevada

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Comment (Location): MINES ALSO IN SEC. 9.


Reference (Deposit): CALIF. DIV. MINES AND MINING REPORT 24, 1928, P. 334-335.

Reference (Deposit): CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL., V. 46, 1950, P. 459-460.

Reference (Deposit): CALIF. JOUR. MINES AND GEOL., V. 53, 1957, P. 540-541.

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